Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem

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Considered by many Christians to be the final resting place of the mother of Christ, Tomb of the Virgin Mary provides an atmospheric encounter with a 5th-century church. Enter through the 12th-century Crusader facade, winding your way down the staircase to the ancient Byzantine crypt. Containing the ancient empty crypt of the Virgin Mary, it is believed by many to date back to the 1st century CE. Inspect the colorful icons, and don't miss the smoke blackened stone--thought to have been left behind after Mary's ascension to heaven. Make Tomb of the Virgin Mary part of your personalized Jerusalem itinerary using our Jerusalem road trip app .
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  • Closed about two hours a day, so watch out. I think we come together near the garden of Gethsemane.
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  • On the Mount of olives is located the tomb of the Virgin Mary, a Christian tradition. Many wonder if Mary died or ascended into heaven. In Jerusalem is the place where Mary ascended into heaven. If Mary died or ascended into heaven is an option. Holy week of 2017 when the Pope visited Israel Francisco, he visited the two places. Meaning that the Catholic Church recognizes as much death as the Ascension of Mary.
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  • A very beautiful area to reflect and pray Crowed but very easy to move around, Worth the time to see since the area has such wonderful art work.  more »
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  • Makes for a good spiritual experience for any Christian. Site in good shape. Well maintained. Friendly religious people.
  • Peaceful place . Good for contemplation.
  • This is a must visit for chirstian pilgrims
  • Super nice!
  • Final stop on the Sandeman's excellant Mount of Olives tour. A fascinating underground Greek Orthodox church - walking down the staircase leading to the presumed tomb is like walking into a smoky, incensed and venerable past.

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